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Hollywood is at it again - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Mar. 22nd, 2011 11:17 pm
Hollywood is at it again

A live action adaptation of cult classic manga series and anime film Akira is in the works. Today the news broke that several actors are being courted for the lead roles, Kaneda and Tetsuo--and every single one of them is white. The film is to be moved to a new setting in NYC, but this hardly justifies whitewashed casting, considering the diverse ethnic makeup of the US and particularly NYC. Racebending.com says that Lower Manhattan is 41% Asian. Read their full write-up here, which includes ways you can get involved in protesting the decision. Another good explanation of why this casting is so disappointing can be found here. If you're on Facebook, please join the virtual petition here.

Joie

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jennifergale
jennifergale
Jenn
Wed, Mar. 23rd, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)

:headdesk:

This makes absolutely ZERO sense.

I'm about finished with American movies.


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connielane
connielane
Black Mamba
Wed, Mar. 23rd, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)

*DEEP, ANNOYED SIGH* Kloves's name had me interested in this, despite unfamiliarity with the source material, but hope is dwindling fast.


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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Wed, Mar. 23rd, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)

actually, Kloves was the final straw for me, I just did not like any of the scripts after CoS.


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orcapotter
orcapotter
Orca キンバリー
Wed, Mar. 23rd, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)

Honestly? One would think they would have learned!

Sad.


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tibbycat
tibbycat
Mark
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)

Weird.

I walked around lower Manhattan. I'd say 41% Asian is about right.


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